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Remembrance, remembrance, remembrance – Wombles salute their fallen

The Wombles were granted permission to hold a Remembrance Ceremony at the Cenotaph for the first time this year, provided it took place one day after the official event, and they were seen to make good use of the poppies left behind. At 11 am on Monday an elite cadre of furry litter pickers marched proudly down Whitehall to a military version of their famous signature tune, flanked by their mechanised division, the London Borough of Merton Dust Cart Regiment.

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Posted: Nov 11th, 2013
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Churchill to take up role as new press watchdog

small print on page 34 will probably show you didn't have adequate cover‘I met him this morning to ask whether he supported a tougher form of self-regulation of the press with a robust statutory underpinning, and he nodded his head and said ‘Oooh yes’.’

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Posted: Nov 11th, 2013
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Hundreds of pictures ‘looted’ from Year Two discovered by teacher of Year Five

parents paying good money for thatThey are some of the most treasured artworks ever to have been created. Classics such as Cheryl Smythe’s ‘banch of FlOwaS’ (sic), described by dealers as ‘Acrylic on sugar paper’, a vibrant and original work measuring 14 centimetres by 10 centimetres, it was among those discovered among an ‘amazing’ hoard of art works in a forgotten cupboard of the medical room of St Saviours Primary School, near Bromley. Year Five teacher Dave Smith stumbled across them when he was looking for TCP and a Little Mermaid sticking plaster.

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Posted: Nov 5th, 2013
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Gas companies to compete on smell

EDF serving up caviar and truffles; Scottishpower scents themed around 'fried'E.On is experimenting with fresh coffee. British Gas is going for lemon zest. And N-Power invites you to a field of lilacs. In the ever competitive world of energy pricing, gas companies are enhancing their already very different brand identities with their own specially branded aromas.

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Posted: Oct 30th, 2013
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Reagan administration ‘repeatedly buggered’ Mrs Thatcher

It has emerged that American secret servicemen repeatedly buggered Mrs Thatcher on visits to the White House during the 1980s, on then President Ronald Reagan’s direct orders in what was known as Operation Short Straw. The Iron Lady herself apparently never found out, though her husband Denis is said to have known but not cared as he was buggered anyway.

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Posted: Oct 29th, 2013
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